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Gulbenkian, Canterbury

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The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury

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The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Miranda Sykes

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The Fitzwalter Room, Goodnestone Park, Canterbury

Sarah McQuaid

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The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Fairport Convention at 50

Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets  £25
Box Office:  
01227 769075  
boxoffice@kent.ac.uk    
www.thegulbenkian.co.uk



Fairport Convention celebrate 50th Anniversary with album and UK winter tour

 “Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves” The Guardian

“Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room” The Mirror


Iconic folk group Fairport Convention will celebrate their golden anniversary in 2017 with a UK & Ireland winter tour and a brand new album.
 
The folk-rock heroes will be marking 50 years of performances with an extensive series of dates and the release of '50:50@50' which features new original songs and live recordings of various fan favourites.

The winter tour will see the band playing a selection of tracks from the new record, alongside established hits from their ever-growing repertoire.

Founding member Simon Nicol hasn't lost the buzz of performing even after a half-century of tours. “Fairport Convention have been extraordinarily fortunate to create a work ethic based on live performance” says Nicol. “As someone whose hobby ultimately became a career, I'm happy every time the van pulls up outside my house to take me off on my  travels, where the stage awaits, and I get a chance to make everyone happy that they made the choice to buy a ticket.”

The group, who revolutionised British folk music with their electric sound and traditional tunes in the summer of love of 1967, has survived numerous lineup changes over the decades and still performs with the passion and precision their reputation demands.

It’s not just the audiences who keep coming, Fairport Convention still attracts critical acclaim and won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award at the turn of the century. Radio 2 listeners also voted one of British folk music’s high water marks - the groundbreaking album ‘Liege & Lief’ - 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’ around the same time and the band still play many songs from the disc during their performances.

Fairport Convention’s current line-up is one of the longest running in the band's history, and with Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion, audiences across the land will be in safe hands for an unforgettable night of folk history.

Sally Barker
Opening the concerts on this celebratory tour will be 2014 BBC TV’s ‘The Voice’ finalist Sally Barker, one of England’s most talented singer-songwriters and formerly of all-girl folk group, The Poozies.  Sally is well known to Folk in the Barn audiences after visiting with her band and Vicki Genfan, The Poozies and with Fotheringay. 



- Date Added 17/01/2017